SHO’s Physician Leadership Series 2021-2022

Suburban Health Organization (SHO) kicked off the fourth Physician Leadership Series (PLS) on June 8, 2021.  With hospitals and physicians progressively more accountable for the quality and cost outcomes of the populations they serve, multidisciplinary collaboration is of growing importance. To this end, the Physician Leadership Series is designed to equip physician leaders with the knowledge and resources necessary to lead teams and to partner with administrators to produce a meaningful impact. SHO’s PLS is offered to address these needs and provide a forum for the development of leadership skills in physicians and other leaders across SHO’s hospitals.   

Thomas A. Atchison, Ed.D., President and founder of Atchison Consulting LLC, kicked off our PLS.  Steve Long, CEO, Hancock Health; Dave Lippincott, President, SHO; and Craig Wilson, MD, MHSc, FACP, SHO’s CMO, also spoke at the kickoff session. The 2021-2022 series will include eight sessions through August 2022. The topics include: 

  • Continuous Improvement Methodologies – August 10, 2021 
  • Population Health / Value-Based Purchasing / Navigating Payors – October 12, 2021 
  • Emotional Intelligence / Human Resource Pitfalls / HR Panel – December 14, 2021 
  • Health Finance – February 8, 2022 
  • Navigating Conflict / Analytics & Informatics – April 12, 2022 
  • Health Law – June 14, 2022 
  • Patient Safety / What Leadership Needs to Know about Risk and Litigation Trends / Team Projects / Graduation – August 9, 2022 

Participants will be required to complete a team quality improvement project that will have an impact on our Population Health and/or Value Based Purchasing performance. In addition, participants will be eligible to receive a reduced fee and credits towards an MBA with a concentration in Medical Management from UMASS Amherst Isenberg School of Management.   

The 2021-2022 session has engaged 27 participants from nine of SHO’s hospitals, including physicians, a psychologist, nurse practitioners, and a registered nurse who are currently or will be actively engaging in leadership roles within their hospitals. The PLS 2021-2022 participants include: 

  • Nicholas Datzman, MD – Goshen Health 
  • Julia Freeze, MD – Goshen Health 
  • Sharrell Gibson, MD – Goshen Health 
  • George Kim, MD – Goshen Health 
  • Anas Alsadi, MD – Hancock Health 
  • Sewit Made, MD – Hancock Health 
  • Scott Capen, MD – Hancock Health  
  • Julia Degler, MD – Hancock Health 
  • Christine Inman, FNP-BC – Hancock Health 
  • Mazhar Khan, MD – Hancock Health 
  • Ben McAllister, DO – Hancock Health 
  • Clayton Strong, MD – Hancock Health 
  • Sumit Chawla, MD – Hendricks Regional Health 
  • Ryan Van Donselaar, DO – Hendricks Regional Health 
  • Charles Marting, DO – Henry Community Health  
  • Dana Lindsay, MD, MPH – Johnson Memorial Health 
  • Ryan White, MD – Johnson Memorial Health 
  • Christopher Zietlow, MD, PhD – Johnson Memorial Health 
  • Anupama Mohanram, MD, MPH, FASN – Major Health Partners 
  • Melissa O’Connor, MSN, RN, CMSRN – Major Health Partners 
  • Melanie Stevens, MD – Major Health Partners  
  • Michelle Shorten, MD – Margaret Mary Health 
  • George Negrete, MD, FACS – Riverview Health 
  • Nathan Parmer, PsyD, MBA – Riverview Health 
  • Matthew Swift,  MD – Riverview Health 
  • Daniel Kraft, MD – Witham Health Services 
  • Christopher Wood, MD – Witham Health Services 

SHO’s PLS has graduated 60 individuals in our first three series. The PLS is led by the following steering committee members, including Dr. Craig Wilson, SHO; Dr. Michael Fletcher, Hancock Health; Dave Lippincott, SHO; and Barbara Moser, SHO.